Posts Tagged ‘Seattle’
NPR's Talk of the Nation looked at the tactics police are using against the Occupy movement. Guests include Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Norm Stamper, Chief of the Seattle police during the "Battle of Seattle" in 1999. Stamper says of his decision to use tear gas on the demonstrators, "Worst decision of my 34-year career." You can listen to or read the transcript of the program.
Pregnant Seattle protester miscarries after being kicked, pepper sprayed By David Edwards Tuesday, November 22, 2011 A woman who was pepper sprayed during during a raid on Occupy Seattle last week is blaming police after she miscarried Sunday. Jennifer Fox, 19, told The Stranger that she had been with the Occupy protests since they started in Westlake Park. She said she was homeless and three months pregnant, but felt the need to join activists during their ... Full Story
Intro by Gary Wamsley Unfortunately you will not find "Main Stream Media" covering this side of the story. In this case, AlterNet has put together these 10 events and added some comments and context. The point is that police are not supposed to use more force than necessary. When they do it infuriates crowds and leads to confrontations. The unprovoked attacks in these videos is a chilling statement on the police state that the United States is becoming. The sight in some of these videos of ... Full Story
Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism We host a discussion on policing and the Occupy Wall Street movement with Chuck Wexler, director of the Police Executive Research Forum, which helped organize calls among police chiefs on how to respond to the Occupy protests, and with Norm Stamper, the former police chief of Seattle, who recently wrote ... Full Story